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Tuesday Headlines: “He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.”

In a televised address tonight, Trump will make his case to Americans that a wall is necessary to combat a border crisis. (Or will he? Who even knows. There’s a lot of Fox News between now and then.)

In 2014, the major networks refused to air an Obama address on immigration, citing it would be “overtly political.”

Trump has floated the idea of declaring a state of emergency in order to reallocate funds and build his wall. Law experts say he could do it, but would face legal battles in doing so.

Related: What a president can do by invoking a state of emergency, from controlling the internet to declaring martial law.

Democrats may bring the Senate to a halt by refusing to vote on any bills not related to ending the shutdown.

Trump’s shutdown is losing support among Republican lawmakers, as many in the House appear open to crossing the aisle to support legislation that would reopen the government.

“I thought he was going to do good things. He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.” A dispatch from deep-red rural Florida, where government workers are feeling the brunt of the shutdown.

Over half of urban tenants are housing insecure—that is, more than 30% of their income goes toward rent.

We put up with companies treating us poorly because we don’t see another option. We don’t quit. We internalize that we’re not striving hard enough. And we get a second gig. Anne Helen Petersen explains “How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation.”

In calling Trump racist, Ocasio-Cortez agrees with 7% of Trump supporters from a poll held just before the 2016 election.

A visual explanation of marginal tax rates, a concept many taxpayers haven't learned—so naturally, Republicans are weaponizing it.

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Scientists say the song of the Indies short-tailed cricket—and not an acoustic attack—may be what sickened US diplomats in Cuba.

After obtaining confidential NIH grant data, China may be working toward illegally accessing American biomedical research.

Bitcoin exposes who Silicon Valley is: "A few companies divvying up the world’s profits, while claiming not to care about profit."

“He thought: ‘Well maybe it’s not driftwood.’ And then he looked down and saw that his whole leg was inside a shark’s mouth. And he said that once he saw that, he experienced the most intense pain that you could possibly imagine.” Pain doctors and researchers explain the worst pain the body can experience.

Happy birthday to David Bowie. Mark the occasion with the “David Bowie Is” augmented reality app on your phone, out today.

For the second year in a row, the number of UK indie bookstores has grown, after declining every year since 1995.

What was missed in a US racial distribution map: Oddly shaped concentrations of black people in remote areas are prisons.

Witty collective nouns—e.g., "a parliament of owls"—seem to exist only for the sake of impressing others.

Mesmerizing time-lapse footage of Earth as seen from the International Space Station.